Cheese pupusas

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A pupusa is a stuffed corn-tortilla, usually served with a spicy coleslaw called curtido. They are hand-made and thick and as with corn tortillas, they are made using masa harina. They originate from El Salvador

Cheese pupusas
Cheese pupusa with curtido
Servings:Servings: 8 - Will fill about 8 pupusa
Calories per serving:279
Ready in:2 hours 20 minutes
Prep. time:2 hours
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:12th April 2013

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Cheese pittas


Nice, but a faff to make.



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  1. Make the pupusa dough as shown here (it's the same as tortilla dough), but don't cook them yet
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together to make a soft paste
  3. Divide the mixture into balls, slightly larger than golf-balls and place each ball in the centre of the tortilla and press the mixture out, leaving a gap around the edge
  4. Cover with another tortilla and press together to seal
  5. Heat a griddle pan or heavy frying pan and wipe over with a lightly oiled kitchen towel
  6. Cook each pupusa until it is nicely toasted. This will take about 4 minutes a side
  7. Keep warm while you cook the remaining pupusas

Serving suggestions

Serve with curtido


Make the pupusas with a combination of this, refried beans and the filling for Pupusa de Chicharrón (bacon, tomaotes and green peppers)

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